The time has come. Spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity to live your best life by giving your home a good scrub and improving organization. There is a subtle yet very real joy that comes with being able to smell the clean in the air, having less stuff around the house, and no longer being burdened by the thought of chores you’ve been postponing. It’s even more refreshing after a winter hibernation that seems to have lasted a year thanks to stay-at-home orders, lockdowns, and quarantines. It’s time to take a deep breath, put your gloves on, and give your home the spa treatment it deserves. If you can update a piece of furniture, add a coat of paint, or do a little landscaping as well, then the end result can be even more rejuvenating.
To get it right in the limited amount of time that you most probably have, it’s best to have a clear understanding of all the work a good spring cleaning entails. Here’s a spring cleaning checklist to guide you on this arduous but exciting journey and to help make sure you don’t forget certain things that often go unnoticed but that definitely deserve your attention at least once a year.
Make Your Spring Cleaning Playlist
It’s important to do everything you can to make this feel less like the bane of your year and more like a fun project, with an emphasis on fun. Create a playlist that’s calming if cleaning is not your jam and you do so reluctantly. Create a playlist that is upbeat and happy to encourage you to keep going.
Tip: Choose fewer slow songs. A faster tempo usually gives you more energy and has you working in rhythm with the beat. If they’re all your favorite jams, even better. Breaking out into dance every few hours might just be the best way to get through your deep cleaning.